President: April 2018- Present
Senior Vice President: April 2017-April 2018
Mr Peter Swandale is a current serving reservist in the Australian Army with over 35 years of service.
Throughout the years, Peter has served in the Royal Australian Corps of Transport as a driver, the Royal Australian Corps of Survey as a Lithographic Printer and the Royal Australian Corps of Signals as an IT Engineer. His operational service consists of OP Bel Isi (Bougainville) 2001, OP UNTAET (East Timor) 2002 and OP Catalyst (IRAQ) 2006.
Peter originally joined the BDRSL Post 1975 Veterans Central Victoria in 2014 to support other veterans and since then has served as Vice President of the Post 1975 Veterans Central Victoria, Chair and member of the Commemorative Activities Sub-Committee, Senior Vice President and since April 2018, President of the Bendigo District RSL.
His personal aim is to achieve the BDRSL key goal of supporting current service men and women and ex-serving personnel and their immediate family through welfare, health and wellbeing programmes to enable all who have served in the Australian Armed Forces be acknowledged and have a meaningful and healthier life.